�“Congratulations on Friday, the 13th! Would you like to fly to hell? Flight
666 is leaving soon! ”- something like the biggest Finnish
the air carrier could advertise one of its flights
for example, last Friday, October 13, if I wished to manifest
a bit of black humor.
Unfortunately or fortunately, last Friday such a flight became
last one. 11 years Finnish airline Finnair operated by flight
AY666 from Copenhagen in Helsinki, but now ominously
the designated journey will be renamed, and from now on the flight will be worn
As for the “hell”, in the international flight system the city
Helsinki is designated as HEL: in English it sounds exactly like that.
the same as “hell.” Last Friday, the 13th, the plane took off
at 13:20 from Copenhagen and landed safely at 15:55 in Finnish
the capital. Starting next month, the Friday route between
these destinations will be renamed.
Why? This is still a mystery, although it is said that
the word “hell”, which suddenly someone noticed, and it became
a drop of “patience”, most likely, for pilots and controllers, after
what the airline management decided to abandon flight AY666,
discarding any fears about possible ridicule in superstition. It is better,
as they say, perebdit than neddoddit …
Actually flight 666 is happy
However, Finnair representatives report that from 2006
Fridays, the 13th, there were more than two dozen, and in none of these
days with flight AY666, nothing terrible happened. Moreover,
statistics says that flight AY666 is extremely safe. Even
special turbulence during such flights never
was observed. Apparently, this is why every Friday, including
13 numbers, on this route all places are bought up.
One of the Finnish pilots chuckles:
Among us, pilots, this has already turned into a kind of joke.
Personally, I am not a superstitious person, and for me such mystical
coincidences do not really care. Pro other not say anything
According to the official Finnair management statement, the title
flight was not changed because of any superstitions
pilots, dispatchers or passengers, and because of certain
technical nuances. However, the aircraft crew
instructed to reassure any customer who unexpectedly
notice an eerie coincidence on his ticket.
Meanwhile, for example, the Dutch airline KLM recalled in
last Friday, the 13th, to its customers that flights with the number 666 or
There is no 13th row in the company’s airplanes, and therefore not to worry about
than. Obviously, many other carriers do the same …